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n. Chiefly British
Variant of deflection.
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Noun1.deflexion - the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
bending, bend - movement that causes the formation of a curve
2.deflexion - the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
3.deflexion - the property of being bent or deflected
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
wind deflection, windage - the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
refractiveness, refractivity - the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
4.deflexion - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
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Los resultados de la base granular MS-022 son muy heterogeneos y presentan valores de deflexion altos y bajos para celdas con las mismas adiciones de cal y el mismo espesor.
donde u(t) es la deformacion de estado uniforme del sistema, [u.sub.o] es la deflexion dinamica maxima y [R.sub.d] es el factor de respuesta al desplazamiento (Chopra,1995).
An inability to accurately assess fetal position or station, fetopelvic proportion, adequacy of labor, engagement of the fetal head, or any degree of malpresentation (including minor degrees of deflexion) is a contraindication to a trial of operative vaginal delivery.
The brochure details the company's comprehensive offering of polymer evaluation instruments designed to test heat deflexion, impact resistance, melt index, thermal oxidation, flammability and other physical properties of materials, as well as laboratory lightfastness and weatherability.